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Recounting the Most Challenging Architecture Project in History: One World Trade Center

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Source: Architizer

In the introduction to her new book One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building, Judith Dupré — the author of the bestseller Skyscrapers — calls its designers Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) “a firm with unparalleled expertise in skyscraper design.” The practice, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, recently won numerous A+ Awards for projects that include the Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower in China and the JTI Headquarters in Geneva.

Dupré’s intelligent examination of the project’s evolution, design and construction, which holds such a complex layering of emotion for so many, possesses a clear structure that will serve as a comprehensive historical document long into the future. ...

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